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Cheap 16x media: Prodisc or Optodisc?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:23 pm
by MonsterMan
Looking to save a few bucks for the non-important stuff.

I've got quite a few drives I can use; however, I perfer to save the BenQs for the really important stuff (with HQ media they do GREAT, so I'll do what I can to save wear-and-tear on 'em).

What's the general opinion on these discs?

I will also be adding a Lite-On (!) SHM-165H6S soon; and the 18x LG as soon as it hits newegg...

Edit: or is it better to grab the 8x stuff and hope it burns at 12x?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:01 pm
by aviationwiz
I'd get the Optodisc 16x DVD+R's and burn them on your Pioneer 111.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:11 pm
by MonsterMan
Sounds good, thanks!

Looks like I get to order quite a bit next friday: new PSU, mobo, dual-core cpu, burner, media... :P

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:30 pm
by [buck]
Under which brands, and specifically which MIDs are you considering?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:52 pm
by MonsterMan
Well, since doesn't carry Optodisc media, I (sadly) was looking here.

Any other suggestions for a source for these?

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:21 pm
by [buck]
Do you want to buy Prodisc or Optodisc just as something new to play around with? If not, I think it's crazy to choose Optodisc or Prodisc when you get can get Verbs or whatever else is onle for less.

However, if you're insistent on Optodisc or Prodisc, I'd probably go for the Optodisc 16x DVD+Rs that aviationwiz mentioned. Unfortunately, I don't think Optodisc's A grade brand, Acro Circle, is sold in the US, so whatever Meritline is selling is probably a bit of a gamble.

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:28 pm
by MonsterMan
NCIX has the Arco-Circle stuff, but $20 for 25 :o

I just wanted something a bit cheaper that'd burn quickly with half-way good quality...

PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:35 pm
by [buck]
Yeah, NCIX is quite expensive when stuff's not on sale.

Personally, I'd wait for Verbs to go on sale for the usual $0.26-$0.30 per disc. It's hard to beat that :wink: Newegg has Verbatim 16x DVD-R 100pks for $29.25 with free shipping if that interests you. ... 6817507005

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 5:06 pm
by MonsterMan Verbatiums :)

Now if I could get my $(#@! Samsung 18x to work right with 'em, I'd be happy.

Oh well...well see what the 18x Lightscribe one can do :)